great deal

noun

(ˈ)grā(t)¦dēl,
chiefly before pause or consonant -ēəl
: a large quantity : lot
received a great deal of sympathy at his bereavement
asked for little but received a great deal
Phrases
a great deal
1
: to a considerable degree or extent : by a considerable amount
a great deal better
2
: often, frequently
he runs a great deal
used with intransitive verbs
3
: highly
think a great deal of that book
adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1711, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of great deal was in 1711

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“Great deal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20deal. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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